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Le château de Dieppe.

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La chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde à Etretat.

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Le palais Bénédictine, Fécamp.

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Château Miromesnil, Dieppe.

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Rue pavée dans le vieux Honfleur.

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Eglise Sainte-Catherine à Honfleur.

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The Côte d’Albâtre between Honfleur and Dieppe

Soak up the breathtaking colours of the Côte d’Albâtre!

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From Honfleur to Dieppe the Côte d’Albâtre is adorned with a subtle mix of colours for the eyes of visitors. A spectacular line of cliffs, beaches and valleys patiently shaped by the sea and wind, it offers views of magnificent landscapes whos perception is not limited to the great painters who drew inspiration from them. Between nature et culture, let your imagination roam freely through your senses.

My trip tailor advice: this itinerary also invites you to explore your culinary perceptions, with several Michelin starred restaurants along your route.

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Le Havre-Honfleur Dieppe

Day 1 - Le Havre / Honfleur - day

Honfleur, sweet scent of holidays. Be charmed by the scenery of the quays dominated by the terraces of Vieux-Bassin (the Old Harbour), the remarkable Saint Catherine’s Church with its vaulted roof and the half-timbered houses of Old Honfleur situated around Place Arthur-Boudin, before going to the beach to breathe in the ocean spray. Don’t miss the Boudin Museum which features a few hundred examples of the painter’s work. Overnight in Honfleur or Le Havre

My trip tailor advice: Stop by Maisons Satie (for a musical journey in the composer’s house).

  • Distance : 46 km
  • Duration : 0h52

Day 2 - Le Havre - Étretat

Maritime city and industrial hub of the 19th century, Le Havre today has all you would expect of a port town. Soak up its dynamic atmosphere by walking along the harbour and be sure to continue as far as the Northern dike . Your next visit should be the famous Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux (MuMa), before setting off for Etretat. Both stunning and peculiar, the cliffs of Etretat will never fail to amaze you. Enjoy a tour of the likeable Clos Arsène Lupin Museum, devoted to Maurice Leblanc’s hero. Overnight on the coast of Etretat where you can enjoy the casino

My trip tailor advice: look out for the Impressionist tables, found in the exact locations in which a piece of work was painted, there’s a chance to compare the perspective of landscape and painting

  • Distance : 29 km
  • Duration : 0h37

Day 3 - Étretat - Dieppe

En route to Dieppe, stop-off at Fécamp. Hit by the 1945 bombings, it remains a must-see location for the neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance architecture of the Palais Bénédictine. Les petites dalles is 17km from Fécamp (the place where Berthe Marisot andEugène Delacroix completed several paintings). On the way, Valéry-en-Caux, Veules-les-Roses, Varengevilles s/mer (particularly the Manoir d’Ango) also make interesting stops. Overnight in Dieppe.

My trip tailor advice: enjoy a a gastronomic treat at the Michelin starred restaurant le colombier.

  • Distance : 88 km
  • Duration : 1h39

Day 4 - Dieppe - Dieppe

Dieppe, the first seaside town, remains a symbol of the emergence of seaside resorts in France. Visit the Dieppe château-museum opposite the seafront, which traces local history and exhibits works from numerous impressionist painters captivated by the  Côte d’Albâtre. Next, head 11km south of Dieppe to visit the Château de Miromesnil, a beautiful historic residence of the 17th century where Guy de Maupassant was born.

Overnight in Dieppe.

My trip tailor advice: Stop by Maisons Satie (for a musical journey in the composer’s house).

  • Distance : 22 km
  • Duration : 0h31

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